Department Directory and Contacts

Information and Updates by Department

Some of NEC's offices are currently working remotely as part of NEC's COVID-19 response. For information about how each department is operating, please see below.

For daily briefings and information about topics not listed here, visit the NEC Resource Center.

 

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION

Academic Affairs

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

Contact Alison Garner for general inquiries.

Staff:

Alison Garner
Dean of Academic Affairs and Administration

Richard Giarusso
Dean of Academic Affairs

Elisabeth Porter
Academic Affairs Administrator

Madison Smith
Administrative Assistant to the Provost & Dean of the Faculty

Benjamin Sosland
Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Chamber Music, Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Elizabeth Van Voorhis for all inquiries. 

Staff:

Elizabeth Van Voorhis
Administrative Director for Chamber Music, Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion
617-585-1343

Chorus

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Sally Millar for general inquiries.

Staff:

Sally Millar
Administrator for Chorus
617-585-1340

Collaborative Piano and Composition

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:  Email Ali Eaton for all inquiries. 

Staff:

Ali Eaton
Administrative Manager
617-585-1203

Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Olivia Porada for all inquiries. 

Staff:

Olivia Porada
Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation Production & Administrative Director

 

Library Services

Hours of Operation:

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Library or call 617-585-1250.

Staff:

Jason Coleman
Public Services Supervisor
617-585-1730

Hannah Ferello
Catalog Librarian 
617-585-1254

Maria Jane Loizou
Collection Management Librarian
617-585-1248

Maryalice Perrin-Mohr
Archivist/Records Manager
617-585-1252

Patrick Quinn
Research and Instruction Librarian
617-585-1156

Laura Smolowitz
Bindery Supervisor / Interlibrary Loan Manager
617-585-1249

Hannah Spence
Head of Cataloging and Electronic Resource Management
617-585-1256

Richard Vallone
Head of Public Services
617-585-1251

Office of the President

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries and appointment requests, email PresOfficeStaff@necmusic.edu. You can also leave a message at 617-585-1200 or 617-585-1201.
  • NEC students, staff, and faculty can also contact Shannon Cuff and Monique Van Willingh via Google Chat.

Staff:

Andrea Kalyn
President

Madison Smith
President and Provost Office Coordinator

Monique Van Willingh 
Director of Cultural Equity and Belonging

Opera and Voice

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Rich Frost for all inquiries.

Staff:

Rich Frost
Administrative Director for Opera & Voice
617-585-1169

Orchestra

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Margie Apfelbaum for all inquiries. 

Staff:

Margie Apfelbaum
Director of Large Ensemble Administration
617-585-1338

Performance Library

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Performance Library

Students may contact the Performance Library to receive orchestra excerpts for practice.

 

ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID, AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Admissions and Financial Aid

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email admission@necmusic.edu.

For more information and contact information for individual admission counselors, visit the Admissions page. Current students with immediate employment or financial concerns specifically related to COVID-19 should contact the Resource Center.

Staff:

Amy Anderson
Dean of Enrollment Management

Rebecca Barry-Wolff
Student Financial Planning Counselor

Austin Comerford
Enrollment Counselor

Claire Paik
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

Zach Schwartz
Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Preparatory School

Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Hours: Monday - Friday

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries, email Prep or call 617-585-1160.
  • BEAM: 617-585-1168

Staff:

Zach Roberson
Associate Director of Operations, Preparatory School

Colleen Murray
Admissions and Enrollment Manager, Preparatory School

Healey Suto
Office Manager, Preparatory School

Adam Kohlbus
Large Ensembles Manager

Walter Yee
Program Coordinator, Preparatory School

Jahbreil Campbell
Administrative Assistant, Preparatory School

Rodrigo Guerrero
Boston BEAM Program Director

Lara Madden 
Boston BEAM Student Manager

School of Continuing Education

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For the foreseeable future, we are going to be working remotely and can be contacted via email.
  • You may also contact via Google Chat.

Summer Programs

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Summer Programs.

 

ADVANCEMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS

Advancement and Engagement

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Patricia Kopko for all inquiries and she can direct you to the correct person.

Staff:

Helen Alto
Assistant Director of Engagement

Michael Antonitis
Director of Strategic Initiatives
617-585-1164

Kelli Augustine
Leadership Gifts Officer
617-585-1121

Allison Boehret
Philanthropic Advisor
617-585-1724

Tricia Cheverie
Director of Leadership Gifts
617-585-1719

Lisa Crist
Donor Relations and Communications Officer
617-585-1765

Shannon Cuff
Director of Board Relations and Stewardship
617-585-1726

Jennifer Dilzell
Associate Director of Strategy and Board Communications
617-585-1728

Cheryl Fries
Leadership Gifts Coordinator
617-585-1373

Stephanie Gozali
Associate Director of Annual Giving
617-585-1783

Kathleen Kelly
Senior Vice President for Strategy & Institutional Advancement
617-585-1154

Patricia Kopko
Assistant Director of Advancement Operations
617-585-1225

Jackie Martocchio
Director of Annual Programs and Engagement
617-585-1171

Juliana Willis
Advancement and Engagement Coordinator
617-585-1782

 

Finance and Operations

Compliance and Title IX

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Katrina Chapman for all inquires.

Staff:

Katrina Chapman
Counsel and Director of Compliance, Title IX Coordinator

Facilities and Campus Safety

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Chris Hayden or David Vaz for all building operations and security related questions and concerns.

Staff:

Michael Brooks
Maintenance Tech

Chris Hayden
Director of Facilities and Campus Safety
617-585-1181

Greg Holt
Electrician

Wilson Monteiro
Custodial Supervisor

David Vaz
Assistant Director of Operations
617-585-1187

Finance and Business Office

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Business Office for all inquires.

Students are asked to please update their information with the Business Office, including electronic banking information, phone numbers, e-mails, and mailing addresses. If any student foresees issues with paying tuition, or is otherwise experiencing financial hardship, they should contact the Resource Center with any questions or concerns.

Staff:

John Spinard
Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
617-585-1211

Justin Cambridge, CPA
Assistant Controller
617-585-1224

Ilya Fishman, CPA
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Christian Gonzalez
Accounts Payable Accountant
617-585-1221

Rachinda Gutierrez
Accounts Payable Accountant
617-585-1214

Cassandra McBride
Associate Director of Financial Planning and Data Analytics
617-585-1133

Deborah Papalegis
Payroll Administrator

Karen Tobin
Staff Accountant

Angela Rowland
Accounting Manager
617-585-1226

Human Resources

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

Staff:

Eva Bedrick
Benefits Manager
617-585-1232

Naomi Robinson
Human Resources Coordinator
617-585-1276

 

 

Media and communications

Marketing and Communications

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries, email Marketing Admin.
  • To request marketing support or website updates, visit the Marketing resource center.

Staff:

Sara Stern
Chief Communications Officer

Valerie Szepiwdycz
Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy

Ianka De La Rosa
Director of Creative

Andrew Hurlbut
Assistant Director of Photography and Visual Assets

Katie Ingegneri
Content Strategy Manager

Olivia Richter
Digital Marketing Manager

Alex Solaas
Project Coordinator

 

 

Performance and Event Management

Box Office

Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Box Office for any ticketing questions or concerns.

Staff:

Chip Miller
Box Office Manager

Grace Sexton
Patron Experience Manager

Business Relations and Event Management

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Peter Charig or Errica Morran.

Staff:

Peter Charig
Director of Business Relations and Event Management
617-585-1335

Errica Morran
Scheduling and Events Coordinator

Performance Production

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Bob Winters or call 617-585-1263.

Staff:

Perry Johnson
Stage Manager

Peter Lanza
Technical Director
617-585-1386

Jennifer Marasti
Concert Stage Manager

Heather Martell
Instrument Collection Coordinator

Sean Mulcahy
Assistant Director of Performance Production Services
617-585-1186

Crispin Trubiano
Concert Stage Manager

Bob Winters
Director of Performance Production Services
617-585-1263

Piano Services

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Jeff Platzor call 617-585-1272 for all inquiries.

Staff:

Jeff Platz
Administrative Director of Piano Services
617-585-1272

Scheduling Office


Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Peter Charig.

Staff:

Peter Charig
Director of Business Relations and Event Management
617-585-1335

 

Student Life

Community Performances and Partnerships

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Tanya Maggi or Grace Allendorf for all inquiries.

Staff:

Grace Allendorf
Associate Director of Community Performances and Partnerships
617-585-1743

Erik Elmgren
Assistant Dean of Community Engagement and Teaching Artistry

Tanya Maggi
Dean of Community Engagement and Professional Studies
617-585-1243

Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: 

  • Email em@necmusic.edu for all general inquiries.
  • EM is available as usual for video or phone advising appointments to coach you on topics like resumes, project planning, and career direction- sign up for an appointment here. EM Grants EM Fellowships, and other programs are open as usual or slightly modified for remote options; check the EM webpage for deadlines and more information.

Health and Counseling Center

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the office coordinator Monica Powtakwho can direct you to the correct person within the department or call 617-585-1284.

The NEC HCC is providing Telehealth (Telecounseling and Telemedicine) visits for students living in Massachusetts, and phone consultation for those living outside of MA due to potential licensing restrictions. The HCC can assist students with prescription refills, and provide guidance on how to access health/counseling care in their communities if a telehealth visit is not appropriate to manage their health concern.

Staff:

Leah McKinnon-Howe
Director of Health Services
617-585-1283

Kristin Auffermann
Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Black
Medical Assistant

Carol Cheney
Registered Nurse

Maura Crowther
Nurse Practitioner

Susan Franchi
Nurse Practitioner

Monica Powtak
Office Coordinator

Lauren Puia
Nurse Practitioner 

Alyse Rocco
Clinical Assistant

Registrar's Office

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email College Registrar. You can also leave a voicemail at 617-585-1310.

Staff:

Micah Gharavi
Assistant Registrar
617-585-1281

Robert Winkley
Registrar and Director of Institutional Research
617-585-1310

 

Residence Life and Housing

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Patrick Hazilla for all inquiries.

Staff:

Patrick Hazilla
Resident Director

Student Services

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For academic and international advising questions, or to request an appointment, email Student Servicesor call 617-585-1310.
  • For questions related to student clubs and organizations, email Christina Davis.

As always, Academic and International Advising are here to assist students, with all services available remotely.

Staff:

Christina Davis
Dean of Students and Campus Life

Aidan Gorrell
Administrative Assistant
617-585-1310

Steven Gregory
Academic and International Student Advisor
617-585-1792

 

TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology Services

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email ITS Help Deskor call 617-585-1235 for all inquiries.

Please note due to a high volume of requests, responses to direct messages may be delayed. Visit the Information Technology Services resources page for training guides.

Staff:

Heather Woods
Chief Information Officer

Zachary Allred
Technology Specialist
617-585-1237

Peiyuan Zhang
Computing Support Manager

Jack Collins
Jr. Systems Administrator

Jared Rose
Helpdesk Supervisor
617-585-1236

Recording and Performance Technology Services

Walk-in Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email RPTSor leave a message at 617-585-1275.

Staff:

Lisa Nigris
Director of Recording and Performance Technology Services
617-585-1275

Eric Engler
Audio Visual Engineer

Adam Khoury
Video Producer

David Shane
Audio Visual Engineer

Jacob Steingart
Audio Visual Engineer

Chris Worden
Audio Video Assistant Engineer